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Posted: Apr 21, 2012 6:15 PM   in response to: inkwalk2 in response to: inkwalk2
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ONE OF OVER 2,208 PASSENGER & CREW STORIES - ELEANOR WIDENER (née Elkins), BORN SEPTEMBER 21, 1861

Among the wealthiest of Titanic’s passengers was Eleanor Elkins Widener, wife of George D. Widener. A daughter of traction line magnate William L. Elkins, she led a privileged life in the highest circles of Philadelphia Society. Along with her husband and son, Harry Elkins Widener, she was returning to the United States in one of the most luxurious first-class suites on the maiden voyage of Titanic.

On the night of the disaster, the Widener family hosted a dinner in honor of Titanic’s Captain Edward J. Smith. Following the dinner, she retired to her stateroom while her husband and son hobnobbed with other wealthy men in the first-class smoking salon. When Titanic struck the iceberg, Mrs. Widener entered a lifeboat along with other wealthy women. Her husband and son were lost in the sinking.

Following Titanic, Mrs. Widener presented Harvard University with a $2 million library as a memorial to her son, a graduate of that institution. She also rebuilt St. Paul’s Protestant Episcopal Church near Philadelphia in tribute to her husband.

In 1915, Eleanor married explorer Alexander Hamilton Rice and accompanied him on a number of explorations. In 1920, she traveled farther up the Amazon River than any white woman had ever been. Her party was savagely attacked by cannibals and killed two of them in the skirmish.

Eleanor also owned a lot of costly jewelry, including a rope of pearls valued at $750,000, which her first husband gave her as a Christmas present. Another strand of pearls, valued at $250,000, was lost on Titanic.

Eleanor Elkins Widener Rice died of a sudden heart attack in 1937 while shopping in Paris, France. --- [b]From the Titanic Museum at Pigeon Forge, TN[/b]...a great way to spend part of a day.

http://www.amazon.com/Titanic-1912-ebook/dp/B007PDKGL8
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Posted: Apr 22, 2012 3:36 PM   in response to: privateerclause... in response to: privateerclause...
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And now James Cameron is looking toward Outer SPACE....see the news? The man is not sitting on his gold or his laurels.

Rob
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Posted: Apr 22, 2012 7:50 PM   in response to: inkwalk2 in response to: inkwalk2
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Cameron won't get there unless he can speak Chinese or Russian thanks to the decision to shut down NASA.

For a couple of fun novels about the Titanic, with modern takes on the 100 year old story take a trip on:
http://www.amazon.com/Follow-Titanic-Marsha-Thriller-ebook/dp/B006PR7S02
or:
http://www.amazon.com/Titanic-2012-Curse-RMS-ebook/dp/B0049U4CCE
for the real McCoy in Titanic books, try out Bruce Caplan's The Sinking of the Titanic. Caplan took the original 1912 Logan Marshall book and researched, edited and abridged it in 1995 and it is now in its 18th printing and since December is now in Kindle:
http://www.amazon.com/The-Sinking-Titanic-ebook/dp/B006OJMDLK
This is my new book which reviews and brings forward the original newspaper coverage of the disaster and even pans some modern coverage as well:
http://www.amazon.com/Titanic-1912-ebook/dp/B007PDKGL8
Good luck to all.
Ken
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Posted: Apr 23, 2012 9:39 PM   in response to: inkwalk2 in response to: inkwalk2
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Of course, since the Titanic had enough lifeboats for only half its passengers, many people were never going to make it off the ship alive. When the bow filled with enough water, Long says, the ship split in two and sank in a matter of minutes.
Interestingly, much of the survivor testimony seems to confirm this sequence of events. Charlie Joughin, Titanic's chief baker, said that he had been standing near the stern when the ship went under, but he reported none of the signs of a high-angle break. No suction, no big splash, and no roller-coaster ride to the surface. He said he swam away from the ship without even getting his hair wet. Unlike in the Cameron film, there was no huge wave reported from any of the lifeboats when the stern went under. One survivor reported slipping into the water, turning around, and discovering the ship had disappeared. "He was in the water 50 feet from the ship, he heard a 'shloop,' and it was gone," says Long. "That's not what a person would remember if 25,000 tons of steel fell nearby."
      • From U.S. News & World Report article on possible cause of breakup of Titanic.
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Posted: Apr 27, 2012 8:57 PM   in response to: privateerclause... in response to: privateerclause...
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Cameron might surprise us all; he has a larger checkbook than does NASA. Private sector enterprise. With his other hand, he is making a sequel to Avatar...

AnyWHO -- latest with me is a Sound recording of excellent quality for my Brain Stem prologue. Find it here and enjoy the chilling opening to Brain Stem and as it is on Youtube, getting all seven minutes in was a trick I left to others!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeUVeGvW51w

Rob
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Posted: Apr 28, 2012 2:10 PM   in response to: inkwalk2 in response to: inkwalk2
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    • latest with me is a Sound recording of
excellent quality for my Brain Stem prologue. Find
it here and enjoy the chilling opening to Brain Stem
and as it is on Youtube, getting all seven minutes in
was a trick I left to others!

This is something pretty fresh and new. Pretty neat, really. Check it out! It might well be a Titanic way to advertise a book. No cost advertising.
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Posted: Apr 30, 2012 3:59 PM   in response to: inkwalk2 in response to: inkwalk2
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Got a TITANIC FREE offer up on my amazon.com kindle pages today all day -- Four books -- an entire Series, my DECOY Series -- FREE here: http://news.yahoo.com/photos/life-hitler-s-bunker-slideshow/#crsl=%252Fphotos%252Flife-hitler-s-bunker-slideshow%252Fhitler-photo-1335796541.html

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Posted: Apr 30, 2012 4:14 PM   in response to: inkwalk2 in response to: inkwalk2
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Hey Rob did you see the article about the Aussie who is planning on building the Titanic II ? Here is the link, http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/australian-billionaire-plans-build-titanic-ii-064606594.html
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Posted: Apr 30, 2012 6:01 PM   in response to: sbin59 in response to: sbin59
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Now see what you did Cuz? You re-floated the unsinkable thread to the top of the Forum Sea.
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Posted: Apr 30, 2012 8:43 PM   in response to: inyun in response to: inyun
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Lol, wanna take bets on how the new ship will sink? Iceburge, Huge Rock or Pissed Off Ancestors retaliating for all the slaughtered whales? My money's on the Ancestors, they have a way of getting even with mankind.

Maybe Rob better start working on a Paranormal where all of the ghosts from all the people entombed on the first Titanic haunt the new one and take over the ship! ;)
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Posted: Apr 30, 2012 8:56 PM   in response to: sbin59 in response to: sbin59
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The chicken crap can get quite powdery and you breathe it into your lungs.
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Posted: Apr 30, 2012 8:58 PM   in response to: inyun in response to: inyun
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Damn it how in the hell do these wrong threads happen. I did not try to respond to this thread. I just read it.
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Posted: May 4, 2012 8:23 AM   in response to: sbin59 in response to: sbin59
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Hey Rob did you see the article about the Aussie who
is planning on building the Titanic II ? Here is the
link,
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/australian-billion
aire-plans-build-titanic-ii-064606594.html

YES -- I saw this. Amazing how much this sunken ship has inspired up till now and no sign of letting up.

Thanks for sharing. Am going to place this on my facebook wall.

rob
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Posted: May 5, 2012 10:52 AM   in response to: inkwalk2 in response to: inkwalk2
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It is a known fact that you can lose weight by hefting a weighty book around and my Titanic, even on a kindle, is damn weighty. Yes you CAN lose weight if your mind is tricked into it...if you are mentally being made to sweat, bleed, faint, gasp, laugh uncontrollably. Fiction is the cure for rotten reality!

Here's one of my cures:

http://www.amazon.com/Final-Edge-Series-ebook/dp/B003I851NC/ref=sr_1_24?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1336095785&sr=1-24

Rob
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Posted: May 6, 2012 10:15 AM   in response to: inkwalk2 in response to: inkwalk2
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The next great idea could be yours. Any new attempts win, lose, or show? Let us know....

Here is a sales marketing strategy that I hope will work - it is all in the wording:

You're going to get wet which will help with the sweat; you're going to face down an admiral, a captain, and a Nazi officer in the German Navy, and you'll have to deal with that which Hitler fears above all things - Hitler's Curse - an unspeakable evil SHOULD YOU CHOOSE to go on this mission: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006HZAZ5W/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_alp_ywNPpb1EJ278S

ROB
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